CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 09, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Lesley Stahl) President Bush's refined hostage policy examined; details given of Iran's demand that United States unfreeze its assets. [BUSH - says he wants to free hostages; alludes to Iran/Contra affair.] Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir reported promising Bush that American hostages will be included in possible hostage swap. Bush mentioned phoning Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and Ronald Reagan. White House officials quoted with regard to Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani.
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